Two New Palm OS Video Recorders

Two new video capturing programs have been made available for devices that ship with a camera. Developers have now brought a means to capture video clips to the palmOne Treo 600 and Zire 71.

Live! - Treo 600
Live! is a new video capturing application for the Treo 600 from Toysoft that does motion videos with out sound. Video can be recorded to main memory with or without compression and to an external SD card without compression. A movies length is limited to the amount of internal free space available. You can set the recording and play back speed and the number of frames to record. After the video is saved you can export the video to individual JPG files to the external card.

MoveRec - Treo 600
The first Treo 600 movie software MovieRec has been recently updated to v1.04. The freeware application fixes a number of previous bugs and adds functionality. You can now record, playback and manage multiple movie clips, adjust capture rates and settings and export to external storage in the mpeg1 or H.263 format.

Zire 71 Movie Maker
Dmitry Grinberg is the first third party developer to bring video recording to the palmOne Zire 71, with was shipped with a still only camera. The Zire Movie Maker records 160x120 pixel videos. It does not record sound as the Zire 71 does not include a mic. The app lets you control the capture settings and also features a number of video filters. The program requires 2MB of free memory, but the more free space will allow you to record longer clips.

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Video recording with Voice hopefully coming to Treo600 soon!

gfunkmagic @ 3/29/2004 9:57:00 PM #
Since the new 3.04 Firmware fills the void with the voice recoding API, I bet it's only time before either MovieRec or !Live (probably the former) comes out with audio recording capabilty as well! ;)

I support


RE: Video recording with Voice hopefully coming to Treo600 soon!
dhaupert @ 3/30/2004 9:31:42 AM #
Is this firmware update out right now? I wasn't aware that they did finally add support for the voice API, which is huge in my opinion!

Dave Haupert

RE: Video recording with Voice hopefully coming to Treo600 soon!
Felipe @ 3/30/2004 1:11:46 PM #
The Developer of MovieRec said the next version will have the ability to record sound.

Information for GSM firmware patch can be found at Treocentral.

Someone just posted that the SPrint version exist, but no word when it will be released.

No link to developer site

achitnis @ 3/30/2004 12:55:42 AM #

I resent the way you have provided only one link to the Zire 71 app - to your PalmGear-linked sale page for the app, not to the developer site, as we are used to at PIC.

Is this going to be standard from now on? In which case I need to look for another site to get my palm info from, because this is certainly not acceptable.

Atul Chitnis

RE: No link to developer site
just_little_me @ 3/30/2004 1:19:31 AM #
Why would one resent it...? Ryan has bills to pay, so I can appreciate the linkup with PG. Surely you are smart enough to find the developer site to download the software if that's your preference...?


RE: No link to developer site
rory @ 3/30/2004 8:37:25 AM #
I agree it's annoying - why not put a little shopping basket icon next to the product link for those people who want to buy it from the store rather than just get some info?

Visor Deluxe > iPod > Clie SJ33 > Zire 71 > ?
RE: No link to developer site
Admin @ 3/30/2004 5:56:23 PM #
I will always try to incorporate both a link to palmgear and the developers site when possible. Most commercial software links will be primarily going to the PIC software store. You can still freely download applications and demos freely from the PIC Software store, it is not just for purchases.

In this case, I actually intentionally left out a link to Dmitry's site ( because it has been down for over a day at the time of publication, and coincidentally still is.


RE: No link to developer site
Felipe @ 3/30/2004 8:41:21 PM #
I don't get the title ref. "Two New Palm OS Video Recorders," but you mention 3 recorders.

RE: No link to developer site
ceejay @ 3/31/2004 2:46:32 AM #
MovieRec is old news - the other 2 are the new ones.

RE: No link to developer site
achitnis @ 4/1/2004 12:49:54 AM #

I appreciate the explanation, but can we also have some accompanying policy about this? No one here will want to hurt PIC by denying it revenue if one wants to buy something, but as has been pointed out earlier, a clearly marked "buy" link would be much more in line with the policies and positioning of PIC. Mark the button "Want to buy AND support PIC?", and watch the goodwill flow.

One more thing that you can do is to add a "add to wishlist" feature that basically just tracks the app for later purchase, if so desired, with a link back to the original PIC article. That way, a user, once s/he decides to buy the app, could easily come back to PIC and do so, instead of going elsewhere and hunting for it.

However, I am quite firm about articles themselves not trying to be "flypaper" - that would violate the very thing we so enjoy about PIC.

Even of the original link was not reachable, you could just make a note there (link may not be reachable at this time) - if it becomes available later, subsequent readers would still be able to go to the site.

Atul Chitnis

RE: No link to developer site
achitnis @ 4/1/2004 1:04:20 AM #
p.s. is now reachable.

Atul Chitnis

sd camera

sirgeek @ 3/30/2004 2:02:14 AM #
does this work for sd camera too?

Not impressing.

phoneboy @ 3/30/2004 11:08:54 AM #
My Clie UX-50 can already capture better video with sound. I'm not bragging, the video capture on mine is such low quality that it's not much more than a novelty. PDA's have a long way to go before we'll see usable video, or better yet DVD quality video. I'm sure things will progress quickly.

RE: Not impressing.
rmfuller @ 3/30/2004 10:23:23 PM #
With video and sound support, will it support video conferencing? Or is the sony audio/video support for capture only? Any idea about future support for video conferencing? Seems like the next step...

DVD?? for sure SUCH a LONG way
Winter_ @ 3/31/2004 12:47:28 PM #
Hey, I HAD to answer this one.

"PDA's have a long way to go before we'll see usable video, or better yet DVD quality video. "

Man, for sure there's a long way. Say, like we still need DVD sized CCD resolutions, and up-to-the-task optics, and good bandwidth, and some encoding/decoding hardware. And some nasty quantity of fast memory. And then firewire, I guess.

But, hey, THEN TV studios will be able to trash their cameras and just buy PDAs for their reporters.

Well, at least you didn't asked for 7.1 sound. Whew. :P

(what about an iMax camera? well, let's leave that for a SDIO card... XD )

I'm sure that "things will progress quickly", but... are you sure you want a PDA??

What to do

A2700 @ 4/4/2004 10:58:35 PM #
Hi yall, i have enough money to get either the zire 71 or clie TJ37, i can't choose which one i wan't since i've heard people saying you can't record video on the TJ37, but on the other hand you now can with the zire 71, but the TJ37 offer wi-fi, please help mee!!


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